Arts & Culture

Pokemon doughnuts, zoos tap game's popularity

NEW YORK -- Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."

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Scholarship fundraisers

The Nursing Scholarship Committee for Hot Springs Women's Welcome Club held two special fundraisers at their "Team Spirit" August luncheon: a Razorback baby "Hoglet" adoption event where 20 "just born" hoglets were all adopted into loving homes and a Razorback apron raffle. All proceeds went to the National Park Nursing Scholarship fund. From left are Nancy Kinslow, Chairperson Coni Hall with the official mascot, Nurse Nancy Needles, Luann McGee and Stephean Vogel.

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Girl who wants to date might start first with small groups

DEAR ABBY: I'm 15 and my parents won't let me date. I try to talk to them about it often, but they are convinced I'm going to get hurt or lose my virginity. I think I'm old enough to have a small relationship. I don't believe in premarital sex, and neither does the guy I like. I know I'm mature enough to date. I don't want to date just because everyone else does. I want to date this guy because we are best friends and we want to see each other, hang out like teens and have a normal relationship.

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Donation of kidney ends with loss of a friendship

DEAR ABBY: My friend "Virginia" and I have known each other for 11 years. Five years ago she went into renal failure and was on dialysis for three years. It was hard on her and she needed a kidney transplant. Her three healthy siblings refused to be tested as a possible match.

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Muses to present 'Don Giovanni'

The Muses Project is scheduled to present its fall opera tour, the full production of W.A. Mozart's "Don Giovanni," Sept. 14-18 in Hot Springs, Texarkana and Hot Springs Village.

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Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following

BOYLSTON, Mass. -- The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.

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